How To Find Classic Jazz Artists For Special Events

by | Feb 25, 2015 | Arts

While most people prefer to hire a DJ or a local band for their event, you may have decided that you want something classy and regal for your particular occasion. If you do seek a particular genre, you may want to consider classic jazz artists to come and play for your event. This will make the event more memorable by providing high-quality and real music. However, if you are like most people, you have no idea where to find these musicians.


If you know anyone in the music business, you’ll want to consult with them first as to what is available locally. However, most people don’t have those connections, which mean they have to do their research. Even with the Internet, it is quite difficult to research these musicians because most of the information you will find is from museums and the best performers of their times. However, searching for classic jazz clubs can be a first start and may turn you onto other artists that you may contact personally.


Almost all of your research will need to be done online because it can be nearly impossible to find information locally. Most musicians will not live near you and will likely require travel to arrive at the destination for the event. Your chances of finding something offline increase if you reside in an area that is famous for their nightclubs, as you can seek out those that offer jazzy numbers or clubs.

Try Before Buy

Make sure to get a sample of the music from the artist before drawing up and signing a contract. Remember that you are purchasing their time and have the right to know what type of music they perform. Most musicians have samples of their music on their website to get a good idea of what they can do. If you have questions or want something specific, you may wish to contact the artist or their agent to make your request.


Once you have chosen someone, make sure you have a contract. In it, make sure you include what happens if the musician or yourself must cancel the event and include payment information. Most musicians will have their own contract for you to read through.

Classic jazz artists are sometimes available to play events and other concerts, but it can be difficult to know where to find them. Sylvia Brooks is one such a singer and has two great CDs out right now. Listen to her work and contact her for more information.

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